Skip to comments.HSBC: data on 24,000 Swiss account holders stolen
Posted on 03/11/2010 4:56:05 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
HSBC: data on 24,000 Swiss account holders stolen
By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press Writer
GENEVA Information on 24,000 HSBC customers with Swiss accounts has been stolen, the British bank said Thursday, potentially exposing large numbers of international clients to prosecution by tax authorities in their home countries.
A former IT employee of Swiss subsidiary HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, identified by French authorities as Herve Falciani, stole the information between late 2006 and early 2007, the bank said. The accounts, held by individuals worldwide, were all opened before October 2006 and some 9,000 have since been closed.
"We deeply regret this situation and unreservedly apologize to our clients for this threat to their privacy," said Alexandre Zeller, chief executive of the Swiss subsidiary.
The bank said it has contacted the affected customers and doesn't believe the stolen data has or will allow any unauthorized person to access the affected accounts. The stolen information only affects accounts in Switzerland with the exception of its former subsidiary HSBC Guyerzeller Bank, it said.
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.....hmmm hmmm hmmmm
BHO hired a team of Chinese hackers for this one, I’m sure.
A bank without electronic ledgers could do a brisk business. No copiers allowed. Just bookkeepers and bankers.
Keeping the books with pen and paper has an advantage.
I wonder if anyone has put a mob-style hit on Herve Falciani yet.
Option 2) Russian Mafiya
Option 3) Albanian crime syndicate
Option 3) CIA is still pissed at Nancy Pelosi...
probably on Youtube, twitter, and the irs computers by now.... /sarc